MEADVILLE, Pa. Channellock Inc., will sponsor its second annual Trade School Trade-Up competition, offering cash prizes, new tools, and a Channellock® classroom makeover for the winners. Students in plumbing, HVAC, welding, automotive, and electrical are eligible to participate by creating a short video about how their team uses its technical skills to improve their school or community.

“We believe in the importance of skilled labor in America,” said Jon DeArment, president and chief operations officer of Channellock. “We hope this competition provides students an opportunity to showcase the value of an education in skilled trades. The skills gap is real, and we need passionate, hardworking people of our younger generations to fill that gap.”

Channellock is dedicated to closing the national skills gap by equipping the future tradesmen and women of America with tools for success. Awards will go to first-, second-, and third-place winners.

The deadline for submissions is May 15.

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Publication date: 4/12/2019

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